Hat: hand knit, Koigu (fall 2010)
Sweater: hand knit, Malabrigo (fall 2011)
Skirt: eShakti (fall 2011)
Socks: Sock Dreams (fall 2011)
Shoes: Style & Co, Macy’s (fall 2010)
This past weekend was spent with friends at the NY Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. What a weekend! Sheep, goats, fiber, yarn, cheese, wine… oh, and let’s not forget fried pickles. Each year, my knitting group chooses a “house color” for each of us to knit something for the festival; this year’s color was orange, and I knit this awesome sweater, Cadence, from knitty, with gorgeous Malabrigo.
I love this sweater. As soon as it’s chilly enough around here, I am going to wear this sweater 87 times this winter. I did make a few modifications on the pattern, to add more shaping in the bust and in the hips. It’s a quick knit, unless you need to rip out the sleeves three times, like I did.
Here is a better shot of the sweater, plus the hat I knit last year out of mill ends and leftover Koigu. I didn’t have enough of either color to knit anything, so I put the two together for La Parisenne Beret. I think I get more compliments on this hat than I do on anything else!